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“Essential Health Benefits” Bulletin – Good news for autism! Will Washington state go green?

Late last week U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicated they will be permitting states to maintain coverage for autism behavior therapies, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), as part of their essential health benefits package when provisions of … Continue reading

Insurance Update

Specialized Behavior therapies (including Applied Behavior Analysis) and neurodevelopmental therapies are “mental health services” designed to treat autism, a DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) category.  Under Mental Health Parity, blanket insurance policy exclusion for services, therapies and supplies (as well as unreasonable … Continue reading

Autism insurance coverage, family-by-family, plan-by-plan and state-by-state

The 6th Annual Autism Law Summit, dedicated to the passage, implementation and enforcement of meaningful autism insurance reform across the nation convened last week at the University of Utah’s Susan J. Quinney School of Law. Lorri Unumb, Autism Speaks VP … Continue reading

Shayan’s Law-Autism Insurance Parity-Hearing update

Many thanks to all the families and advocates who packed the hearing room yesterday, dressed in red and carrying pictures of their children or accompanied with their children. Our hearing was well orchastrated.   Lorri Unumb(Autism Speaks Senior Policy Advisor), Dr’s … Continue reading

Autism Legislative Work session very promising! Please thank members…

The House Human Services Committee examined the current strategies and best practices for diagnosis, availability and  attainability of services for persons with autism on June 16th. It was very clear that the members of the committee had heard from their … Continue reading